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Question Is my screen (with waves on day one) faulty or not?

Hello!

I need some sanity check.
I realize that there is no perfectly flat manual non tensioned screen. So I need Your input on this.

This is a 108" replacement screen, that I got, after sending back the first one. And they both look pretty much a like. Please see for Yourself;



I wonder what's Your take on this?

You might keep in mind that MSRP for this screen is 193.98€ and I payed for it even less than that.

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While all screens without tab tension develop at least some waves that screen looks unacceptably poor, especially for being brand new. Is the screen from a respected brand or just a cheap, generic model?
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I do think it is bad for brand new but that size screen will typically develop waves pretty soon anyway.
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Wow.. that does not look good (sorry) even for a cheap-o screen...
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That looks pretty bad in my opinion.
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My 120" Accuscreen (cheap Draper sub-brand) had similar V-shaped ripples on day one, but maybe half as severe as yours. My screen has none of the puckering across the bottom. Did not expect perfection for $150 and find it acceptable for the few times a year it sees action as my outdoor theater screen.
Since January I have been evicted from my theater (kid moved back home) so have been watching the pull down full time in my living room. On bright scenes the waves are obvious and distracting. Only tolerable because it is a temporary setup, but would not be able to live with it otherwise.


If your two screens are representative, I would send it back and buy a better screen or a flat panel TV.
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My 120" elite vmax2 had very minor V which is barely noticeable. I would say yours looks defective.
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While all screens without tab tension develop at least some waves that screen looks unacceptably poor, especially for being brand new. Is the screen from a respected brand or just a cheap, generic model?
It is made by Italian Company that are supposedly producing screens for 40 years now.
Ligra.it
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Ligra screens are not available in the US so I've never seen one but it appears to be an established company. This screen just appears to have more waves than any new screen I've seen. The most important question is if you can see the waves while watching a movie or do they disappear? If the waves spoil your viewing experience then you should look for another option. Of course fixed screens are the most recommended because the screen material stretches tight over the frame to eliminate waves. But we can't always make a fixed screen work in our homes.
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I tested it with two movies and one cartoon. On all panning scenes, the waves and underwater effect were very visible. further more, cartoon had lots of color uniformity..
I am returning it and am looking into DIY fixed frame solution.
Thank You All for Your input. You are truly awesome!
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